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North Korea tests intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea tests intercontinental ballistic missile
North Korea has claimed that it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Independent reported Tuesday. 

The missile, which the US and South Korea had said was an intermediate-range projectile, landed inside Japan's exclusive economic zone on Tuesday.

The South's president, Moon Jae-in, said his country's military was analysing the launch and the possibility the missile was an ICBM.

The Kim Jong-un regime had trailed a "major announcement" earlier today.

US Pacific Command confirmed it had tracked "the "single launch of a land-based, intermediate range ballistic missile" for 37 minutes after it lifted off from an airfield north-west of Pyongyang.

Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga suggested the altitude of this missile might have been higher than earlier tests. 

He did not give further details, including the distance of the flight and where in Japan's exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan the missile landed. 

Last Modified: Tuesday، 04 July 2017 11:44 AM
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